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    • The Poison Principle

    • By: Gail Bell
    • Narrated by: Helen Garner, Wendy Bos
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating detective story and moving memoir of death and deceit. When Dr William Macbeth poisoned two of his sons in 1927, his wife and sister hid the murders in the intensely private realm of family secrets. Like the famous poisoner Dr Crippen, Macbeth behaved as if he were immune to consequences; unlike Crippen, he avoided detection and punishment...or did he? As time passed, the story of Dr William Macbeth, well-dressed poisoner, haunted and divided his descendants.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • Quarterly Essay 18

    • The Worried Well: The Depression Epidemic and the Medicalisation of Our Sorrows
    • By: Gail Bell
    • Narrated by: Gail Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the second Quarterly Essay of 2005, Gail Bell investigates Australia's depression epidemic. Why, she wonders, do well over a million Australians now take anti-depressant drugs? This is a fresh, frank and independent look at the depression culture and the move to medicalise sadness. Bell examines how the prescription culture operates, scrutinising the role of big drug companies and GPs and talking to those who take - and don't take - the new anti-depressants, from anxious students to lonely retirees.

    Regular price: $3.59

    • Shot

    • A Personal Response to Guns and Trauma
    • By: Gail Bell
    • Narrated by: Louise Crawford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Gail Bell was seventeen, she was shot in the back. Coming home from evening class later than usual one night, she took a short cut through the dark streets of a new estate, unaware she was being watched. When a car began following her, she felt a jolt of fear. Then the car stopped and out of the eerie silence came a cracking sound as a bullet struck her from behind. The car sped away and the shooter was never found.

    • A Personal Response to Guns and Trauma
    • By: Gail Bell
    • Narrated by: Louise Crawford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97